Becoming a new mother can sometimes feel like an emotional roller coaster. Many new moms feel like it should be a joyful and happy time, so when moms experience unexpected feelings of anxiety, sadness, guilt, depression, and anger they often feel confused and overwhelmed. It is not unusual for most moms to feel tearful and blue for a few days after the birth of a baby, but if these feelings don’t go away, a new mother may be experiencing a Postpartum Mood Disorder (PMD).
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Caring non-judgmental support is available in English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Cantonese:
English Helplines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Multilingual Helplines are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm.
From Caledon: 1-877-298-5444 905-278-4890 (TTY)
The support line is staffed by trained volunteers who can provide caring, emotional support to women and their families during the prenatal and postpartum period. Outbound support calls can be provided for those who need ongoing support. Self refer or service providers can refer with consent.